Just a quick reminder that the Unison Power Branch AGM will be held on Wednesday 30th March, at 5pm, at the Nottingham Gateway Hotel, a few hundred yards along the A610 from the Phoenix Call Centre.
Dear Unison Power Member,
As you may be aware EON Uk have announced today the sale of its UK Networks Distribution business, Central Networks.
Unison is involved in negotiations moving forward in relation to the TUPE transfer of staff and other terms and conditions issues. These will be dealt with by the establishment of a UK Forum that will oversee the process.
The first meeting of the Forum is due to take place 7 March 2011. Unison will communicate with members following on from this meeting and will update members. It is anticipated that workplace members meetings will also Take place week commencing 17 March 2011.
If you have any queries regarding this process then your Branch reps are:
Int. Tel (06) 194147
New Connections Sales Ledger Team
Int. Tele (06) 191289
For those seeking election to become an officer of the branch, the deadline for nominations and addresses is 5pm on the 26th February. Nomination forms are below.
26th February at 5pm – Deadline for Election Addresses
4th March 2011 – Ballot papers sent out from Region
7th March 2011 – Ballot papers open
28th March 2011 – Ballot closes
29th March 2011 - Results – Ballot papers to be opened by independent scutineers from the Regional Office and the Branch.
30th March 2011 – AGM Results announced
Please note that any campaigning must be done in your own time.
Forms should be returned either to the branch postal address or by e-mail to Maria Hollingworth
Union Learn have organised the following course for union members to help with a number of issues including those worried about redundancies. It’s a one day course in Nottingham. This is primarily for those in public services or who have family members or dependants that will be affected by the cuts. However all are welcome to attend.
ADAPTING TO CHANGE
Date: 15th March 2011
Venue: Open University, Nottingham, NG5 1AH
Unionlearn in partnership with The Open University is offering a FREE one day event for any union member and their colleagues faced with, or worried about redundancy, or the effects of the recession.
For details please contact: Irene.firstname.lastname@example.org or 07810 772915
On 26th March there will be a march in London to protest about the cuts to public services. More details can be found here:
Unison Power branch have organised a coach from Nottingham to London. There will be a pick up at the Phoenix Park and Ride at 7:30am, followed by a pick up at Mount Street in the City centre at 7:45am.
If you wish to book a free seat, if you work at E.ON, e-mail Craig Woods as soon as possible. If you are unable to access your E.ON work e-mail, please use the contact form on the ‘Contact Us’ page.
If you are not based in Nottingham, we are liaising with other branches who are also putting on coaches and can organise a seat for you on one of those. If you work for E.ON and suits you, and are interested in going to the march, please contact us to let us know.
The latest branch newsletter is now available in Word document format from the link below.
Do you want to improve your knowledge and skills?
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Take the English and Maths test at Move On (link below), even if it’s just for fun, then go and see your local Unison Learning Representative to see what we can do for you!
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